Mr. & Mrs. Henderson | El Chorro Wedding | Scottsdale Wedding Photography
Matt and Jess got married this past November at the beautiful El Chorro Lodge located just on the border of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona overlooking one of Arizona’s most majestic landmarks, Camelback Mountain. When Matt and Jess told me they selected me as their photographer AND had also selected El Chorro as their venue over a year ago, I couldn’t wait for their wedding day to get here as I knew it was going to be a perfect location for them.
During their year of wedding planning, they hired some of the best wedding planners, florists and stylists in town. As the details started to come together, their love of the desert and Arizona became a focal point for their wedding decor. They nailed every details from the bridal party turquoise bolo ties, succulent floral arrangements, hanging green foliage, outdoor furniture vignette set-ups, cactus printed tablecloths, dried cholla cactus wood centerpieces, rose gold details and a soft palette of desert colored bridal dresses. I mean, if you are still reading this and haven’t already skipped down to the pictures to see what I am talking about…you might want to!
Beneath the shadows of the Camelback Mountains and as the sun was setting behind them, Jess and Matt exchanged vows under a beautiful wedding huppah surrounded by their closest friends and family. Jess was radiating beauty in her Hayley Paige Remmington Wedding Gown that could have been custom made just for her, it was simply perfection and Matt was ultra handsome in his blue suit and bolo tie. Don’t miss the surprise video that designer Hayley Paige left for Matt and Jess that was shared during the reception…an amazing and special moment for Jess as she had dreamed about this exact wedding designer and wedding dress way before she was ever engaged! The surprise on Jess’s face says it all!
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour on the outdoor patio with fires and blankets for the guests as well as a beer burro (aka donkey) handing out refreshments to all of the beer drinkers.
This entire wedding day ran as smooth as you could possibly dream of…I think we were ahead of schedule the entire day! A part of me thinks the gray skies throughout the day had some sort of additional relaxing and calming effect over the entire wedding but really it was the amazing execution of the entire wedding team! A huge thank you to the following vendors that made this day so special and wonderful:
- Wedding Venue: El Chorro Lodge
- Wedding Planner: Outstanding Occasions
- Flowers & Decor: Prim Unique Rentals
- Wardrobe Styling: RiStyle Consulting
- Getting Ready Hotel: The Camby Hotel
- Bride’s HMU: Believing in Beauty
- Bridal Party HMU: Jessica Mariscal
- Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige
- Bridal Party Dresses: BHLDN
- Bridal Jewelry: Kendra Scott
If you are currently planning a wedding or know someone who is, make sure they give El Chorro a look as there are so many intimate and beautiful ceremony and reception options for groups of many sizes and the (www.http://elchorro.com/weddings/). El Chorro is hands down one of my top three favorite weddings venues in all of Arizona. And then of course give me a ring and I’ll photograph the heck out of it!